Guest Voices: abortion

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Cizik: It is time to act

Statistics show evangelical Protestants are supportive of family planning when they understand it correctly. And family planning does not equal abortion.

By Richard Cizik  |  06:51 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Cizik; New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good; evangelical Protestants; abortion.

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 10/29/2012

I am the rape exception

Writer is grateful Senate candidate Mourdock was “voice for the voiceless unborn children of rape.”

By Glenn W. Perdue  |  05:07 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mourdock; abortion; rape pregnancy; faith; unborn child; politics; adoption

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Catholicism, American style

Professor reflects on witnessing two deeply Catholic politicians who are basically very much alike.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  02:21 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vice-presidential debate; Catholic candidates; Biden; Ryan; abortion; faith and politics; politics; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 01:46 AM ET, 10/12/2012

‘Please Talk Personally About This’: Abortion at the vice-presidential debate

Such an appeal, inadvertently and subtly, bolstered a core conviction of the Religious Right

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  01:46 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vice-presidential debate; abortion; Ryan; Biden; Jacques Berlinerblau; politics; presidential election

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Akin ‘legitimately’ up the creek

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse about the politician whose comments created a firestorm.

By David Wolpe  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rabbi David Wolpe; Todd Akin; legitimate rape; abortion; pregnancy

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 08/21/2012

‘Legitimate rape’ remark fuels women’s increasing skepticism about religion

Remarks such as Rep. Todd Akin’s send a fundamentalist message that good women are not raped.

By Susan Froetschel  |  01:04 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, legitimate rape remark, Todd Akin remark, abortion, fundamentalists, rape is rape

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Cheap grace: Rep. Todd Akin is so very, very sorry

Akin needs to confess exactly what he did wrong, and let those he has offended know that he seeks forgiveness.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  03:49 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legitimate rape, Todd Akin, abortion, women pregnancy, Presbyterian Church in America

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Too much--or too little--Catholic influence in politics?

The platform of the church’s teaching and mission cannot be and must not be that of any political party.

By Frank Pavone  |  03:22 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious liberty, birth control, abortion, catholicism

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Educate, not legislate, on morality

The battle over ultrasounds and abortions in Virginia reminds us: Religion does not give people a license to legislate in ignorance

By Martha Woodroof  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion politics, abortion, morality